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Recent Case Results

$1.192M Jury Verdict Won for Injured Worker Against Chevron Phillips Chemical

Jonathan Harris, along with Adam J. Rosenfeld, won a $1,192,000 jury verdict against Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, L.P. on behalf of their injured client, Kenneth Thorns. Prior to the trial, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, L.P. offered $250,000 to settle the case. Thorns rejected the settlement offer.

Catastrophic Injuries, Personal Injury, Premises Liability


$2.9 Million Recovered for Injured Railroad Worker

After rejecting the U.S. Attorney’s $20,000 top offer to settle, Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris attorneys Jonathan S. Harris and Laura De La Cruz obtained a $2.9 million dollar judgment for Jose Acosta, an injured train locomotive engineer.

Personal Injury, railroad injury


$1.8 Million Recovered for Father of Deceased Son

Gerald Orvis came to Jonathan Sol Harris to get answers when his 8-year-old son was electrocuted to death while sitting on a fishing pier.   Jonathan Sol Harris and his team at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, LLP obtained a court order not to destroy any evidence and then hired a team of experts to conduct a detailed forensic evaluation of the electrical system. Client Received: $970,145.60

Personal Injury, Premises Liability


1.1 Million Awarded for Injured Child

It was a typical afternoon when Carlita and her 2-year-old daughter were shopping for cellphones at a local Metro PCS store. The 2-year-old reached for a cell phone that had a cord attached to the display. The display then toppled onto her. The 2-year-old was life-flighted to the hospital with near-death injuries including a crushed trachea that was blocking her airway. Carlita called Jonathan S. Harris of SMSH Legal for help. Client Received: $724,654.554

Personal Injury, Premises Liability


$1.1 Million Judgement Awarded to Worker in Trial for Injury on Dredge Ship Injury

In a bench trial held in a New Orleans federal court, Attorney Matthew D. Shaffer obtained a $1.13M award for his client, a 48 year old father and husband from Fluker, Louisiana. The victory came after months of litigation stemming from a piece of equipment falling on Rodney Watson. His employer, Weeks Marine, Inc., refused to offer any money to settle the claim before trial.

 

litigation claims, Maritime & Jones Act Workers Claims, maritime injuries


$2.5M recovered for daughter of man killed in dredging accident

The 4-year-old daughter of a crane operator who was tragically killed in a December 2014 dredging accident will be taken care of for the rest of her life as a result of attorney Matthew Shaffer’s negotiation of a $2.5 million settlement in a mere 60 days. The single father was working aboard a crane barge in Delaware when the barge capsized and 3 crewmembers were thrown into the Christina River.

Litigation Feed, Maritime & Jones Act Workers Claims, Personal Injury


$4.5M Recovered in Explosion

Our client was injured in the Transocean explosion.

Client Received Total: $3,038,266.01

$3,038,266.01

Litigation Feed, Maritime & Jones Act Workers Claims, Offshore Injuries, Personal Injury


$4.4M Recovered in Explosion

Our client was injured in the Transocean explosion.

Client Received Total: $2,930,584.34

Litigation Feed, Maritime & Jones Act Workers Claims, Offshore Injuries, Personal Injury


$3.9M Settled in Explosion

Our client was injured in the Transocean explosion.

Client Received Total: $2,586,656.93

Litigation Feed, Maritime & Jones Act Workers Claims, Offshore Injuries, Personal Injury


$2M Settled for Injured Seaman

Our client suffered from a brain injury and multiple fractures to his leg, ribs and skull while working on board a ship.

Client Received Total: $1,389,193.04

Litigation Feed, Maritime & Jones Act Workers Claims, Personal Injury, Seaman Injuries